What is the coolest thing you have ever purchased from a festival booth? It doesn’t have to be a musical festival, just any entertaining gathering? What items do you still use and what was the most useful item you have ever bought? Do you buy for yourself or for loved ones? If loved ones too, […]
One of my favorite things about attending the American Folk Festival every August is that we get a taste of the richness of life and cultures outside of our state, outside of our little corner of the world. The music of the south, the north, the far east, the music of our distant ancestors that […]
This year, the American Folk Festival partnered with Downtown Bangor Partnership to present Downtown Countdown 2015. This exciting New Year’s party continues to be a wonderful midwinter event for our city. Many of our Festival volunteers turned out to host events, hand out hot cocoa, glasses, horns, buttons and other swag. Speaking of buttons, did […]
This past year marks the fourth year of the Gerry Turner Excellence in Volunteerism awards. In 2011, when long-time volunteer Gerry Turner passed away, the Folk Festival – and the Bangor community – lost a dedicated advocate and volunteer. This annual volunteer award in his name honors his contributions and gives us the opportunity to […]
I remember it as clear as day. For a music lover, it was an abundance of riches. The Folk Festival team had spent several hours listening to dozens of artists from across the world – any of whom would be welcome additions to the Folk Festival lineup, and making recommendations about which performers would be tapped to […]
It’s no secret that the annual American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront could not happen without the countless number of volunteers who graciously pitch in to make the three day event a success. Every year, there are a few shining stars that rise to the top that go above and beyond the call of […]
Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly recently wrote a great piece on one last year’s featured Folklife artists, Wendy Hamilton. A dollmaker herself who also presented at the Folk Festival, Hamlin was impressed with Hamilton’s work and wanted to take a closer look at the family tradition she’s carrying on. Check the story out by clicking here.